- Created by: AreejAmjad
- Created on: 10-09-21 18:57
What are the general effects of FPTP on the UK electoral system ?
- Because it creates a 'winners' bonus' for the party that gains the most seats of the national vote, it usually delivers majority government. 2010 has been an exception where there has been a coalition (2010) a small majority (2015)
- It has created a two party system favouring Labour and Conservatives
- The governing party usually has a majority despite not having over 50% of the votes
- Smaller parties except the SNP have done poorly because their votes are not geographically concentrated
- Party representation in the House of Commons doesn't reflect how the country voted
- The constituency system creates safe seats which rarely change and a small number of marginal seats that do
How has FPTP affected representation in the UK?
- Conservative and…